Onlyoffice Documentserver

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Onlyoffice Documentserver is a full-featured backend for editing different office documents like Open Document, Word, Excel, etc. online in your browser. The software is open source and can be easily deployed and integrated into existing server software. Available frontends are Nextcloud or the Onlyoffice CommunityServer. It can be also used in own software, see following examples for PHP, Nodejs, etc.


Install the onlyoffice-documentserverAUR package. Further you will need PostgreSQL as a database backend and the Redis and rabbitmq services installed.



The Postgresql database backend needs to be configured. Here's an example database setup:

$ sudo -i -u postgres psql -c "CREATE DATABASE onlyoffice;"
$ sudo -i -u postgres psql -c "CREATE USER onlyoffice WITH password 'onlyoffice';"
$ sudo -i -u postgres psql -c "GRANT ALL privileges ON DATABASE onlyoffice TO onlyoffice;"

To migrate the documentserver database schema, run following command:

$ psql -hlocalhost -Uonlyoffice -d onlyoffice -f /usr/share/webapps/onlyoffice/documentserver/server/schema/postgresql/createdb.sql


Here's an example for the Nginx webserver:

map $http_host $this_host {
  "" $host;
  default $http_host;
map $http_x_forwarded_proto $the_scheme {
  default $http_x_forwarded_proto;
  "" $scheme;
map $http_x_forwarded_host $the_host {
  default $http_x_forwarded_host;
  "" $this_host;
map $http_upgrade $proxy_connection {
  default upgrade;
  "" close;
proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
proxy_set_header Connection $proxy_connection;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Host $the_host;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $the_scheme;
server {
  listen [::]:80 default_server;
  server_tokens off;
  rewrite ^\/OfficeWeb(\/apps\/.*)$ /web-apps$1 redirect;
  location / {
    proxy_pass http://localhost:8000;
    proxy_http_version 1.1;
  location /spellchecker/ {
    proxy_pass http://localhost:8080/;
    proxy_http_version 1.1;


Enable and start the following services if you wish to use them locally on the same machine: rabbitmq redis postgresql. Finally start the documentserver services: onlyoffice-spellchecker onlyoffice-fileconverter onlyoffice-docservice.